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Jack Ketchum




“The old man hears them before he sees them, the three boys coming over the hill, disturbing the peace by the river where he’s fishing. He smells the gun oil too, too much oil on a brand-new shotgun. These aren’t hunters, they’re rich kids who don’t care about the river and the fish and the old man. Or his dog.

Red is the name of the old man’s dog, his best friend in the world. And when the boys shoot the dog -for nothing, for simple spite- he sees red, like a mist before his eyes.

And before the whole thing is done there’ll be more red. Red for blood…”

The 2002 Leisure Books Mass-Market Paperback also contains the novella The Passenger, from Night Visions 10.

Red was adapted as a film in 2008, starring Brian Cox, Tom Sizemore, Amanda Plummer, and Robert Englund. The film was an official selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, and is now available on DVD.


1995 Headline (UK Hardcover)
1996 Headline (UK Mass-Market Paperback)
1999 Fusosha (Japanese Translation, Mass-Market Paperback)
2002 Overlook Connection Press  (First U.S. Edition, Limited Hardcover and Trade Paperback Editions)
2002 Leisure Books (Mass-Market Paperback with bonus novella The Passenger)
2002 Lagudera Editions (Greek Translation by Nick Roussos)
2009 Heyne Hardcore (German Translation, as Blut Rot, Trade Paperback)
2009 Mondolibri (Italian Translation, Hardcover)
2009 Dark Realms Audio (Audio Edition on CD)
2014 47North (Trade Paperback)